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I made sure that the month got off to an auspicious start by preparing milk rice for brunch on the 1st, along with seeni sambol (spicy onion relish) and a fish curry. In addition, I brought the trash cans in, walked in the driveway for 10 minutes, or so, paid a bill, checked this week's grocery ads, chatted with friend R, put away the few Halloween decorations I had displayed, cleaned the litter box, and did the dishes. It was a relatively quiet, relaxed day.
It started to rain, late last night/early this morning - a light rain, but, it was enough to wet the ground (we had 0.2 inches of rain, according to one report). It had stopped by the time I left the house at 10:00 a.m. to go to the pharmacy at the drug store for my booster shot. The pharmacy wasn't crowded when I went in and no line when I went up to the counter to check in for the booster. Apparently, they have stopped doing walk-ins! But, they had told me that they were still doing the walk-ins when I called on Monday, but, told me to come in on Wednesday because they were so busy. The pharmacy technician I spoke with today, Irene, knows me from my years of going to that pharmacy to pick up my medications; she spoke with the pharmacist and told me that they will still give me the booster shot today. Apparently, the person who was supposed to come in three times a week to vaccinate the walk-ins is out sick! I didn't ask what they illness they were having! So, they were back to going by appointments, only, which makes perfect sense to me. I would have made an appointment if I hadn't been told that they were accepting walk-ins!
Anyway, I didn't have a long wait to get the booster and I didn't even feel the needle going in! I was told to hang around the drug store for 15 minutes afterwards, so, I looked around the store and did a bit of shopping! Ha, ha! The shopping side effect was still there! I bought two packets of a fudge brownie mix; they were $1.29 each (they were on a multi-buy special for 5/$5, but, there were only two of the brownie mixes left; they are $1.99 each at the grocery store). When I went to pay for them, I received a $5 bonus coupon! It was valid until November 16, but, I knew that I was not likely to go back to the store before that, so, I did a little more shopping and bought a packet of pens because my stock of pens are starting to run dry; I had to pay an additional $0.21 for the pens. So, my total shopping came to $2.79, which isn't too bad, is it?
Then, I came home and had leftover milkrice, seeni sambol, and fish curry for brunch.
M was running a bit late, today, and it was 12:30 p.m. by the time he got here. He didn't have to water the garden because it had rained; instead, he did some weeding and tidying up. I shared some of the grapes I had received from S with him and he ate them, seeds and all! We discussed the parkway a little bit and decided that we will fill in around the pavers with pebbles, after all.
I took it easy, the rest of the day. I replied to all the wonderful comments on the blog (a big thank you to all who comment), watched a couple of online videos, watched news, chatted with friend R, made a small batch of chicken and vegetable soup to have something warm to drink (I was feeling cold when I made it, but, by the time I finished, I felt warm enough that I didn't have any; I might have some before I go to bed), made an "open face" burger, using a beef patty from the freezer and one bread end for dinner, and did the dishes.
I am not doing a separate meal plan as such for this week, seeing that we are already halfway through the week! But, meal plan options include:
- leftover milk rice and waffles with fish curry and seeni sambol
- sauteed garbanzo beans
- frozen burritos
- rice and chicken curry
- or something else!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to get my booster shot as a walk-in
- Bargains at the pharmacy/store!
- M helping with the garden
- A safe drive to the pharmacy/store and back
Today's joyful activity was gardening with M (he did the work; I stood around and chatted with him!)
Plans for tomorrow include doing some paperwork and making a few appointments for later this month.
How was your day? What are your plans for Thursday?
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